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10/9/2012 - Devastating Decoy


  • 24 months ago · Quote · #121

    stephen_33

    briansladovich wrote:
    rdkey76 wrote:

    This is not a "decoy sacrifice". It is a diversion sacrifice.

     You say tamato, I say tomato. You say diversion, I say decoy. We've had this debate before but, worthy of another round. Anyone ?

    Gladly, this is neither a decoy nor a diversion, it's a deflection. Black's queen, in capturing the knight, is being coerced away from the 'good' square at h6 where it's guarding h8 & stopping mate.
    Interestingly, there is a decoy here - if you go with the alternative 1...Kg7, then you might say the king is moving from a good to a bad square where it can be attacked. That's my understanding of what a decoy is. 

    But then the puzzle setter didn't go with that variation so I don't see how the title applies !
    (Yesterday's puzzle is a good example of a forced decoy.)

    Edit: Having trouble finding the term 'diversion' anyway.  Deflection is listed in Chessopedia but there's no diversion (come to that, there's no decoy either - I wish they'd bring that thing up to date!). So is diversion just another term for deflection ?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #122

    panoras

    o yea

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #123

    thedemiurge

    Yes, easy, but even a simple puzzle gets the gears whirring.  I always try the daily puzzle before beginning live chess.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #124

    oldsuitman

    nice pun

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #125

    lnmishra

    quite easy

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #126

    doublebruce

    14 hours : Alice I an going to send you to the moon.

    Please be relevant, helpful & nice!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #127

    Hogan9600

    Went streight for # and didn't notice the queen at f6. Lesson in humility! Smile

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #128

    gadsdenpurchase

    1. Ne7+   Kg7

    2. Qh6#

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #129

    CaptJackAubrey

    Easy puzzle but a good example of a decoy move.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #130

    smarms

    why wouldn't the king just go to g-7?

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #131

    CaptJackAubrey

    Jurgan wrote:

    What if black play Kg7?  Is there a response for white?  I can't see it.

    White's response would be Qh6#

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #132

    xray

    okay...........

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #133

    pragyan15

    not very good one

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #134

    Chris_Coffey

    This took 2.8 seconds to solve. Try harder, please. Grazi!

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #135

    szammie

    I guess.

    SZ.

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #136

    BladesToTheMaxx

    Why doesn't Black play Kg7 after Ne7+???

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #137

    onlysalltimebest

    :-)

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #138

    Mudhatter

    2 ez

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #139

    persian-adidas

    niceCool

  • 24 months ago · Quote · #140

    oooo-d

    very easy


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